Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Roasted Broccoli

January 31, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | 2 Comments
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is Roasted Broccoli. To prepare this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Broccoli Florets, Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Butter, Minced Garlic, Lemon Zest, Lemon Juice, and Pine Nuts. You can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

Roasted Broccoli
Roasted broccoli knocks steamed broccoli right out of the water when it comes to flavor and texture!

Recipe Ingredients:
1 pound broccoli florets
2 tablespoons olive oil
Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon finely minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 to 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted* (or other nuts or seeds of your choice)

Cooking Directions:
Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).
1 – In a large bowl, toss the broccoli with the oil and salt and pepper to taste. Arrange the flowerets in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast, turning once, for 12 minutes, or until just tender.
2 – Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and lemon zest and heat, stirring, for about 1 minute. Let cool slightly and stir in the lemon juice.
3 – Place the roasted broccoli in a serving bowl, pour the lemon butter over it and toss to coat. Scatter the toasted pine nuts over the top.
Makes 6 servings.

*To toast pine nuts, place in small skillet. Cook over medium-high heat 1 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring constantly.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): 114.3 calories; 80% calories from fat; 10.6g total fat; 10.2mg cholesterol; 46.7mg sodium; 254.3mg potassium; 4.5g carbohydrates; 0.1g fiber; 0.2g sugar; 4.4g net carbs; 2.6g protein.
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